Fort Barfoot celebrates one year since redesignation
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FORT BARFOOT, Va. - Fort Barfoot leaders and employees along with community representatives celebrate the first anniversary of the redesignation of the installation in honor of Col. Van T. Barfoot, a World War II Medal of Honor recipient with extensive Virginia ties March 22, 2024, at Fort Barfoot, Virginia. Col. James C. Shaver Jr., the Fort Barfoot garrison commander, presided over the ceremony, which featured remarks from retired Lt. Col. Tom Barfoot, the installation namesake’s oldest son, and Chief Walt “Red Hawk” Brown of the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe. The ceremony also featured a cake cutting featuring Barfoot and the youngest Soldier in attendance. Read more about the official redesignation ceremony held March 24, 2023, at


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